I was first drawn to this book because it was pitched as a cross between Water for Elephants, which I really enjoyed, and The Night Circus, one of my absolute favorite books. This book has been on my to-read list for the better part of 2015 so now that it is finally released in paperback it was the perfect time to choose it for our book of the month!
While there are many similarities to the books mentioned, The Magician’s Lie stands on it’s own and has a plot that has really stuck with me. I haven’t been able to stop thinking about it since I finished it and it actually grew on me more as I wrote the questions for our party. There are some phenomenal questions at the back of the book for your in-person book club discussion, but I tailored our questions for our online format. If you choose this as your own monthly pick, I found the questions posed at the end to be more well thought out than the usual book club guide fare.
I’m looking forward to seeing what you thought of our book. If you are just finding this book club group, welcome! We love new members: